The history of the industrial and commercial area of ‘Abbāsid Al-Raqqa, called Al-Raqqa Al-Muhtariqa

@article{Heidemann2006TheHO,
  title={The history of the industrial and commercial area of ‘Abbāsid Al-Raqqa, called Al-Raqqa Al-Muhtariqa},
  author={S. Heidemann},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={69},
  pages={33 - 52}
}
  • S. Heidemann
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
The history of the industrial and commercial district between al-Raqqa and al-Rāfiqa is reconstructed on the basis of literary sources, numismatic finds and aerial views from the early twentieth century. It probably came into being during the 160s/780s when the ‘old market of the caliph Hishām’ was transferred from within al-Raqqa to the free land between the two cities. The decision of Hārūn al-Rashīd to reside in al-Raqqa created a new demand, and consequently glass furnaces and pottery kilns… Expand
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